I hve just started to take this medication and as yet I ...

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I hve just started to take this medication and as yet I have not found any benefits.. but it is early days...however I have had a constant headache which is moderate to severe almost like a hangover in severity.. Im going to perservere and if it doesnt clear up then may have to ask the specialist for advice.. anyone else had the same probs??

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    I was taking this medication and was severely ill with it. Headaches like your worst hangover but 100 times worse. Severe rash, sore throats, loss of appetite. The symptoms got worse the more I increased the dose. In the end it affected my liver and I have had to stop. This is is best I have felt in over 5 weeks. Glad to be off it.:ill:

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    I was taking this medication and was severely ill with it. Headaches like your worst hangover but 100 times worse. Severe rash, sore throats, loss of appetite. The symptoms got worse the more I increased the dose. In the end it affected my liver and I have had to stop. This is is best I have felt in over 5 weeks. Glad to be off it

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    I have been on this drug for nearly 3 months, I have migrane style headache almost daily, have put on 4 kg's and athritis is no better, alo finding I am growing a downy fluff on my face, not happy, have very severe bruising as well
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    Kriss

    How are things going for you now? I have just moved on to the full dose and as yet have no benefits. If anything my hands are stiffer in the mornings. I would love to hear your progress.

    All the best for 2009

    O

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    [quote:99bd082c0c=\"K. \"]I hve just started to take this medication and as yet I have not found any benefits.. but it is early days...however I have had a constant headache which is moderate to severe almost like a hangover in severity.. Im going to perservere and if it doesnt clear up then may have to ask the specialist for advice.. anyone else had the same probs??

    Kriss :ok:

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    Yes I have been on it for 3 months and suffered a terrible migraine attack. since then, nagging headaches :cry:

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    i have been on this drug just 3 months it seems 2 be working 4 me as before i could not move but just recently i have been having a strange throat it feels sore and swollen ,would like 2 know if any one else has had this as my doc things i should be reffered to ent 4 camera down, i think its a side affect can anyone help.
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    hi shergold,

    have you noticed any hair loss while being on sulfasalazine?

    if not, how is your hair? are you male or female?

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      Hi MGuest,

      I've been taking Sulfasalazine for 3 months. Hasn't done miracle yet, but I read on many websites that it apparently starts working after 2 months. (?)

       

      Re your question about the hair, I don't know whether this has something to do with above tablets (it might have, I don't know), but what's interesting, one of my doctors asked me if I lose hair during my first appointment, which made me think that losing hair might be one of the symptoms of rheumatism or arthritis? rather than the side effect of medicine. 

      Worth checking before you put the tablets away. 

      Good luck. 

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